When I interviewed Run the Jewels for our Artist of the Year feature, I found both El-P and Killer Mike to be wise in their own distinct ways. They may curse like drunken sailors, but they each offered profound insights on fame, politics, friendship, rap music’s cultural significance, and — yes, even sushi.
Today, they’re playing venerable sages for entirely different audience: Teenage girls, as RTJ become the latest contributors to Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man” series. Over the course of 17 minutes, the duo approach heady topics like first love, how to prepare to kiss someone, expressing your emotions, the importance of self respect, committed relationships, handling heartache, and much more. If you didn’t love them already, this display of intelligence, sincerity, and respectability might have you running to RTJ for life advice from here on out. Grab a notepad and watch it below.